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BT Assure Cyber Embeds Pentaho for Big Data Blending and Analytics

LONDON, Dec. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Delivering the future of analytics, Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, announced today that BT’s Assure Cyber service has embedded its big data integration and analytics platform as part of a global OEM agreement between the two companies. Assure Cyber has been designed to address the detection and active mitigation of complex and sustained security threats faced by commercial organisations and government entities worldwide. Pentaho’s ability to manage, blend and analyse unstructured data types at scale arms these organisations with timely, precise insights to help them safeguard their precious assets.

According to the Global State of Information Security, 38 percent more security incidents were reported in 2015 over 2014. GCHQ and other sources claim these breaches are costing the global economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Analysing relational data alone provides only limited context and visibility in relation to potential security threats, which can be triggered by events ranging from equipment failure to disgruntled employee behaviour to theft. The most valuable insights come from blending structured and unstructured data from disparate sources, providing a holistic view to make better decisions.

BT Assure Cyber brings together event data and telemetry from a rich variety of data sources including business systems, traditional security controls and advanced detection tools. Pentaho ensures that Assure Cyber customers can harvest insights from all this data, relational and unstructured. This means vulnerabilities and incidents that would previously have taken days, even weeks, to investigate and respond to, can now be identified and acted on immediately.

According to Paul Scholey, VP EMEA & APAC, Pentaho, “BT’s Assure Cyber service is exactly the type of complex and critical enterprise data management for which Pentaho is engineered. Crucially, since cybercrime continually evolves, it’s essential that Assure Cyber is built on an open standards, future-proof platform like Pentaho that can integrate whatever new data types and tools BT may need to introduce into its reference architecture over time.”

About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of five customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m. British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. For more information, visit www.btplc.com.

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ABOUT PENTAHO, A HITACHI GROUP COMPANY

Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Pentaho’s unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. Pentaho’s mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, EMC, Landmark Halliburton, Moody's, NASDAQ, RichRelevance, and Staples. For more information visit www.pentaho.com.


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Source: Pentaho, aHitachi Data Systemscompany